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Why Should I Worry About Surrender Charges in Annuities?

Jerry Rogers

As a former stock jockey I remember well the concept of long term investing. Our client conversations always included the 10 plus years timeframe that we thought was appropriate if someone was considering exposing their money to the volatility of the stock market. Since converting to the Safe and Predictable world of Fixed Annuities, I find that clients are not used to the concept of Surrender Charges and this topic often comes up for discussion.  Should you be concerned when you are presented a concept...

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Annuity Surrender Charges Explained

John L. Olsen

Surrender charges are imposed by most, but not all, Deferred Annuities (Immediate Annuities generally impose no surrender charges because most Immediate Annuities cannot be surrendered for cash). It is vitally important that prospective buyers fully understand the impact of these charges on the Deferred Annuity’s cash surrender value, when they’re imposed, and when they’re waived. Some critics of annuities assert that surrender charges are wholly unattractive, that they always work to the buyer’s disadvantage. This is neither accurate nor fair. Let’s look, now, at how...

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